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60's Research Project (2012): Step Four: Creating a Script

Directions

You will need to type in MLA format a script for your Photo Story. You might need to begin with a brief introduction of your person or topic but remember the focus is on answering your essential question with textual support. Your script should be a minimum of 10 sentences.

Mark your script to indicate what you will say on each slide. Then find a picture to go with each picture. You must have a minimum of 10 pictures plus a title slide and picture citation slide.

Sample Script

Why was Elvis Presley a national phenomenon?

Elvis Presley was considered the “King” of rock and roll.  He became a national phenomenon in the 1950s and the 1960’s.  Elvis appealed to mass audiences with a form of music that was rooted in rhythm and blues music.  It was also considered loud and out of control.  Like most teenagers, they flocked to the music that was considered controversial by adults.  Adults believed rock and roll was causing juvenile delinquency. Elvis also rose to fame because of his appearance and hip shaking. His clothing was inspired by his Memphis upbringing.  His dancing moves were considered provocative for the time period.  He was nicknamed “Elvis the Pelvis” by the press.  By his third appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show, the cameras shot him from the waist up so his hips could not be seen.  Because of this censorship, he became even more popular.  Elvis said, “I’ve been blamed for everything wrong in the country.”  He devoted much of his career to acting in the 1960s Elvis to this day holds the record for the most Top Forty hits.  Although he has been dead for over 30 years, he remains one of the top money makers amongst deceased celebrities.